Ecological Section Student Travel Awards
Next call for Award Nominations: January 1 - April 10, 2015
Rachel Germain, University Of Toronto - Advisor, Dr. Benjamin Gilbert - for the Botany 2014 presentation: "Hidden responses to environmental variation: maternal effects reveal species niche dimensions" Co-author: Benjamin Gilbert
Jessica Peebles Spencer, Miami University - Advisor, Dr. David L. Gorchov - for the Botany 2014 presentation: "Effects of the Invasive Shrub, Lonicera maackii, and a Generalist Herbivore, White-tailed Deer, on Forest Floor Plant Community Composition" Co-author: David L. Gorchov
Melissa Ha, University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Advisor, Dr. Lynn Adler, for the paper “Pollinator-mediated interactions between Clarkia unguiculata and its neighbors are context-dependent” Co-author: Christopher T. Iveyr
Robert Harbert, Cornell University - Advisor, Dr. Kevin Nixon, for the paper “Climate niche, invasiveness, and allopolyploidy: The case of perennial Glycine (Leguminosae)” Co-author: Jeff Doyle
Roxaneh Khorsand Rosa, Florida International University - Advisor, Dr. Suzanne Koptur, for the paper “Floral biology and pollination of an agroforestry palm, Mauritia flexuosa: why field observations are not enough!” Co-authors: Reinaldo Imbrozio Barbosa and Suzanne Koptur
George Meindl, University of Pittsburgh - Advisor, Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, for the paper “Edaphic factors and plant-animal interactions: cascading effects of serpentine soils” Co-author: Tia-Lynn Ashman
Rupesh Kariyat, Pennsylvania State University - Advisor, Dr. Andrew Stephenson - Botany 2011 presentation: "Volatile mediated indirect defense signaling is disrupted by inbreeding and genetic variation in Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense L) ." Co-author: Andrew Stephenson
Benjamin VanderWeide, Kansas State University - Advisor, Dr. David C. Hartnett - Botany 2011 presentation: "Mark-recapture analysis of herbarium data from the northern Flint Hills of Kansas, USA." Co-authors: Brett Sandercock and Carolyn Ferguson
Tanya Cheeke, Portland State University, Portland,
OR - Advisor, Dr. Mitchell B. Cruzan - Botany 2010 presentation:
"Transgenic Bt maize: An evaluation of nine different Bt maize isolines on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi."
Keith Bowman, SUNY College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY - Advisor, Dr. Dr. Robin Kimmerer
- Botany 2010 presentation: "The
influence of the diaspore (propagule) bank and diaspore rain on
bryophyte (moss) community composition in northern white cedar
swamps" and "Bringing
mosses into the K-12 classroom."
Kelsey L. Dunnell, North Dakota State University,
Fargo, ND - Advisor, Dr. Steven E. Travers - Botany 2009 presentation:
flowering of plants in the Northern Great Plains linked to increasing
spring temperatures over 100 years."
Amanda M. Kenney , University of Texas, Austin,
TX- Advisor, Dr. Thomas E. Juenger - Botany 2009 presentation:
on water-use efficiency (WUE) in Ipomopsis aggregata
- an analysis of the functional relationships among WUE, other
ecological traits, and fitness."
Katie Becklin, University of Missouri, Columbia,
MO - Advisor, Dr. Candace Galen - Botany 2008 presentation: "The
good, the bad, and the costly: Effects of shading and drought
on the costs and benefits of mycorrhizae."
Jocelyn Campbell, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC - Advisor, Dr. Cindy Prescott - Botany 2008 presentation:
the realized niche for cyanolichens in wet-temperate forests of
interior British Columbia."
Andrew Simpson, California State University,
Chico, CA - Advisor, Dr. Kristina A. Schierenbeck - Botany 2008
causal factors influence propagule size gradients in Arctostaphylos
Meghan Skaer, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA - Advisor, Dr. Hall Cushman - Botany 2008 presentation:
"Evaluating the Effects of Cattle Grazing on a Coastal Prairie in Central California."
Rebecca Anderson, Illinois State University, Advisor: Dr.
Diane L. Byers for her Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Selection
and Adaptation in Heterogeneous Soil Nutrient Environments".
John Geiger, Florida International University,
Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Koptur for his Botany 2007 presentation entitled:
seed and seedling performance of the endangered vine Ipomoea
microdactyla Griseb. (Convolvulaceae).".
Daniel Hewins, Rider University, Advisor: Dr.
Laura A. Hyatt for his Botany 2007 presentation entitled: "Jack
of All Trades: Biological Invasion Facilitated By Use of Multiple
forms of Nitrogen".
Cassandra Boadway, Grand Valley State University,
Advisor: Dr. Gary Greer for her Botany 2007 presentation entitled:
and Nodulation in Trifolium repens and Glycine max
in Response to Ailanthus altissima Extracts".
Marissa Jernegan, Eastern Illinois University, Advisor:
Dr. Janice Coons for her Botany 2006 presentation entitled: "Seed
Longevity of Lesquerella ludoviciana, an Endangered Species of the
Illinois Sand Prairie".